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why dont you take a hammer and hit yourself over the head every morning instead of smoking that will be better for the "sane"(non smokers) people around you as it wont hurt others. 2

2nd hand smoke kills other people and if you smoke around others at all you are causing pain for others including me!

Whine all the way to the grave is the way I see it.

I think they should just put in a bit more poisin and get the thing over more quickly is the way I see it........educated people who smoke have a death wish..... plain and simple.

this is just my opionin about this... do what ever you like but not around anyone else but another foolish smoker only!

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I am trying as well.

I am a two pack a day man, but thats two packs to may at my age.

I am now into day 4 and although the first 3 days were spent in a hospital bed, there was not much chance of a smoke ,so as it really did not seem to bother me that much I thought I may as well stick at it.

Sitting here in front of the screen ..I reach for a ciggie and its not there..then I hit the "Why Quit" website and that sorts me out.

Lets hope we can all keep it up....but I am sure it gets harder than this

I FAILED....I am also trying to quit booze at the moment and this afternoon I reached an unfortunate watershed..one or the other, my head was swimming, so as my health dictates that booze is worse for me right now than cigarettes I sucumbed to the weed.

The good thing is I don't need a drink now.

I will try again , but I have to conquer my other demons first.

Good Luck to the rest of you guys and gals

TP

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I FAILED....I am also trying to quit booze at the moment and this afternoon I reached an unfortunate watershed..one or the other, my head was swimming, so as my health dictates that booze is worse for me right now than cigarettes I sucumbed to the weed.

The good thing is I don't need a drink now.

I will try again , but I have to conquer my other demons first.

Good Luck to the rest of you guys and gals

TP

Very difficult to gove up two things at the same time. I think the physical and psychological stress of quitting smoking and drinking at the same time is a little much for most people to handle.

Tuky was going to try the same thing a little while ago.

Which is worse for you ? Well, we all know that both are bad, but drinking in moderation isn't as harmful as smoking in moderation. Some people can handle giving up one vice easier than another.

When I was overseas working, I had no problem going without alcohol. But at $3.00 US per carton, giving up cigarettes didn't happen. Then again, at the time, I didn't want, or feel the need, to give up smoking.

A little more expensive here, but that wasn't the reason I gave them up. I still drink, but not that often (and not that much). I found that going without alcohol was a lot easier than going without cigarettes.

How ever, today is day 82 smoke free ! I think using the Zyban (Quomem) for the first month helped, along with the realization that I really, really needed to quit.

Buy some of that Mentos Candy (The Sour Fruit flavour). When ever you get the urge, pop a candy instead of lighting up a smoke. (I haven't gained any weight since I quit, even with all the candy I've been eating, but you don't want to be eating too much every day).

Good luck !

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I FAILED....I am also trying to quit booze at the moment and this afternoon I reached an unfortunate watershed..one or the other, my head was swimming, so as my health dictates that booze is worse for me right now than cigarettes I sucumbed to the weed.

The good thing is I don't need a drink now.

I will try again , but I have to conquer my other demons first.

Good Luck to the rest of you guys and gals

TP

TP, when I gave up drinking an oldtimer in AA told me that in the first year of quitting, if you normaly smoke 1 pack a day, smoke 2. There is plenty of time later for quitting. As Kerryd said, 2 at once is too much.

I gave up booze, then very gradually benzodiazepines, now I am ready 6 years on to give up smoking.

So far I haven't had one today - I have had some Swedish tobacco that goes in the mouth, so cheating a bit. Cheaper than nicotine patches. I plan to use it for a few days to get off the smoke.

why dont you take a hammer and hit yourself over the head every morning instead of smoking that will be better for the "sane"(non smokers) people around you as it wont hurt others. 2

2nd hand smoke kills other people and if you smoke around others at all you are causing pain for others including me!

Have you ever smoked? If so, shut you gob!

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this is just my opionin about this... do what ever you like but not around anyone else but another foolish smoker only!

If you have limited capability of reading, I'll put it short and sweet - that everyone, who has posted on this thread, has been trying to stop smoking. It might be harder for some. But we all are trying. So, I don't really think your rant belongs in here. :o

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I failed yesterday - had 4 very lkate at night.

God, it's hard this quitting smokes!

Sure enough ! If it was easy, the tobacco companies would have gone bankrupt long ago !

If you end up having a smoke again tonight, try to go to sleep right afterwards (don't stay up and have a couple more). Limit the amount of nicotine you take in, and then try to maximize the amount of "clean time" by sleeping longer. Brush your teeth before going to sleep, and again when you wake up.

Have something available to use when ever you get the urge to smoke (I keep mentioning the Mentos candies). Got to be able to take your mind off of smoking as well. If you start getting the cravings, you have to do something to stop thinking about how you are feeling. Have a candy and then do something.

Keep reminding yourself about the reasons why you need to quit.

Sitting around thinking about how badly you'd like a cigarette is the worse thing you can do. Soon enough, you'll start coming up with reasons and justifications for having just one more cigarette.

Once you've done that, the justification for having another cigarette comes even easier.

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Havent had a smoke for 2 days now. Off to ChiangMai for a funeral of my wifes uncle. He died of cancer/. It has made me more determined to give up totallly.

Hi Jockstar, I remember when we first started the Stop Smoking Forum you were one of the first to "join".

Well now you have managed to break the habit, welcome to your new life.

Soon 2 days will be 2 weeks and then 2 months.

Just always remember, NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF.

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